Juba, March 4, 2019 (SSNA) — The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has proposed that the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan be strengthened to allow peacekeepers to support the implementation of the September 2018 peace agreement, the AFP reports.
The Paris-based news agency says the UN chief submitted his proposal to the Security Council and that the Council will meet next week to decide on the proposal.
The new proposal asks that the Security Council mandates peacekeepers to assists in peace implementation and to contribute required capabilities for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
Guterres also suggests in the new proposal that Juba protection forces should be in line with the demand of the East African regional demands.
The United Nations already has16,000 peacekeepers in South Sudan.